Morfternight #83 🌇 Good Afternoon!
Be asynchronous. This is the way!
This is Morfternight in the Afternoon, a newsletter about leadership.
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Last week, I gave the outline of my Running Remote keynote. Soon, I'll share the video. I believe it went well, except for a few technical issues.
While you wait for the link to the video, here's the slide deck I used for the presentation.
If you’re interested, you can view it here.
I recommended three steps to ready a company to become distributed:
Cultivate a Writing Culture
Foster Autonomy & Ownership
Asynchronicity was the most popular suggestion.
It’s an attractive idea because it brings us back to how life was for most of human history. Then, our ability to interact with people in real-time was restricted to those close enough to be within reach. Everyone else was either unreachable or contactable with long delays.
Even two generations ago, although we had phones, many interactions were asynchronous since phones weren’t ubiquitous. However, in the last thirty years, we have progressed rapidly. Now, 7.3 Billion people are mobile users.
Take a moment to consider this: 8 Billion people share the world, and 91% of them can be reached instantly via phone, email, or message.